The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to announce that a catalog for the Fires of Change exhibition has been published. The catalog features stunningly clear photos of every work of art in the exhibition, and includes statements by each artist, curator Shawn Skabelund and participating scientists. There is also a new Foreword written by Executive Director John Tannous. The catalog is the first exhibition catalog produced for a show at the Coconino Center for the Arts since 2006’s Needle Culture.
The 52-page catalog was made possible by a donor who visited the exhibition near its closing date. She was so impressed with the exhibition that she wanted to support the production of a catalog.
To purchase the catalog online, click the button below. You can also purchase the catalog by calling (928) 779-2300 or visiting the Coconino Center for the Arts during regular hours.
Fires of Change explored, through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the landscape. Fires of Change was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Joint Fire Science Program.
In order to show art in the exhibition, the eleven artists in Fires of Change had to participate in a Fire Science Bootcamp, spending a week in the forests of Northern Arizona in late 2014. A team of top-notch fire scientists and managers provided the eleven invited artists education and training on the impact of wildfire in Northern Arizona in preparation for the exhibition.
Fires of Change was open from September 5 – October 31, 2015.
The exhibition is currently open at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona, through April 3, 2016.
Fires of Change was curated by Flagstaff installation artist Shawn Skabelund.